Christina Hendricks joined the film adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places a few weeks ago as a stripper; now she’s upgrading to a meatier (although less fleshy) role as Charlize Theron’s murdered mother. “The film follows Libby [Theron] learning that the supposed massacre of her family by brother Ben, which she testified in court decades beforehand, might not be what was assumed,” Deadline writes. Hendricks will appear in a handful of flashback sequences. Chloë Moretz and Corey Stoll are also in the cast.
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 09: Actress Christina Hendricks of “The Pirate Fairy” attends “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage) Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty